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Monthly Archive for October, 2009

We went to a cute party on Monday night. A Junior Girl Scout troop threw a Halloween party for the Daisy and Brownie troops in the area. Katelyn wore the costume that she handpicked for herself. We’ve been reading a book series called The Fairy Chronicles. The first book was about Marigold, a flower fairy. [...]

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This morning I came across a smart, eye-opening story posted on ecosalon. I immediately tweeted it — it was that important. The story’s gist: Some of the very brands I know, love and shop for are owned by giant conglomerates that could care less about the environment or the people who buy their products. The [...]

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“Here, use my inhaler.” We had just come out of our ballet class, and we watched as the woman who usually sits at the front desk tried to get her young teen daughter to take a puff of albuterol. The studio’s owner looked worried as she asked the woman if her daughter was sick. Did [...]

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What did you do this weekend? I spent much of my Sunday in the bathroom. Little Girl, who is 16-months-old, kept telling me, “Poop, Mommy, poop!” My older daughter, who asked me to “sit toilet” at 15 months, was fully day trained by 22 months, so I figured I’d better listen to her. Little Girl [...]

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Well, it’s Day Two of my huge eye. Just to catch you up: I worked until 2 a.m. on Thursday night. Walked out of my office into the hall. Kept the lights off so I wouldn’t wake anyone. Remembered that I left my new magazines by the top of the stairs. Bent over to pick [...]

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As I sit here nursing a huge shiner — I was walking around in the dark, bent down to pick something up, and smashed my face into the top of the banister — I am very glad that I have a diversion to keep my mind off of my ever-expanding eyelid. Today’s Favorite Things are [...]

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When Big Girl was born, I got a few Baby Einstein DVDs as gifts. I looked at them. They looked cute, and were supposed to be good for her, so I popped them into the DVD player. She was about six-months-old at the time. She was instantly mesmerized. Beautiful artwork (Baby Van Gogh), funky puppets [...]

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As a playdate addict — and survivor — I’ve seen everything and anything that could go wrong at a playdate. From kids who hit to broken toys to crushed Veggie Booty on the floor, I’ve been there, done that. I’ve also amassed a little bit of knowledge when it comes to throwing or participating in [...]

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I’m reading a novel right now, The Summer Kitchen by Karen Weinreb. The book, about a wealthy family’s “loss of wealth and prominence,” contains a description that I really identified with: A section about why some of the smart, talented women of the heroine’s town stopped working once they had children. These women, you see, [...]

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Ahhh, Friday. It’s a chance to reflect on the week — what’s made me happy, mostly, since I’m definitely trying to be more positive. Plenty of good stuff this week. All of it either completely free to everyone or purchased by me with my money. (My disclosure that I have not accepted any freebies or [...]

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